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Coronavirus outbreak: death toll rises to 56 as Canada confirms first case – updates

Authorities in China say infections have risen to more than 1,600 while Canada becomes the latest country to report a case of the virus. Follow all the latest developments here Scientists race to disover how Wuhan victims were infected 2.12am GMT Chinese president Xi Jinping says his country faces a “grave situation” in tackling the escalating coronavirus crisis. He has called for a greater centralisation of containment efforts, and increasing government control.“Life is of paramount importa...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, China, Americas, Society, World news, Australia news, Canada, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Wuhan, Xinhua, Chinese Communist, Coronavirus outbreak, 04am GMT The World Health Organization


Get Your Ebooks From the Library, Dummy

Public libraries are a national treasure that few people seem to appreciate anymore, but I am here to tell you that you are ignoring a precious resource because these bastions of socialism don’t just have free books. They have free ebooks. We’ve definitely preached the benefits of library ebooks before, but like the …Read more...
Tags: Ebooks, Science, Library, Consumer Tech, eInk, E Readers, Support Your Local Library


Coronavirus: from one food market to global panic

China was praised for its early response to the diseaseIn the final days of 2019, Xia Qingqing joined her parents for a late-night dinner just 200 metres away from the now-notorious South China seafood market, in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.It has since been identified as the source of the new coronavirus that has infected more than 1,400 people worldwide, killed more than 40 and plunged China into chaos. Just as hundreds of millions of people should be reuniting with their families to cel...
Tags: Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Wuhan, South China, Coronavirus outbreak, Xia Qingqing


Coronavirus outbreak: death toll rises to 54 as Canada confirms first case – updates

Authorities in China say infections have risen to more than 1,600 while Canada becomes the latest country to report a case of the virus. Follow all the latest developments here Scientists race to disover how Wuhan victims were infected 1.16am GMT From the BBC’s Stephen McDonnell: deserted streets in Hubei provinceThe streets are empty in the small towns of Hubei Province where the #coronavirus outbreak started. #China pic.twitter.com/uwycGlhDtQ 1.13am GMT Sunday has brought an increase i...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, China, Americas, Society, World news, Australia news, Bbc, Canada, Asia Pacific, Shanghai, Wuhan, Hubei, Hubei Province, Stephen McDonnell


Margot Robbie Talks Her Struggle to Get Birds of Prey Made

Birds of Prey has been, for Margot Robbie, a long time coming. Read more...
Tags: Science, Harley Quinn, Birds Of Prey, Dc, Warner Bros, Margot Robbie, DC Entertainment


Hong Kong Closes Schools as Death Toll Rises Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

All Hong Kong primary and secondary schools are shutting down until February 17 as part of the latest effort to curb the deadly Wuhan coronavirus’ spread, the Associated Press reported Saturday. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam also announced that officials have raised the government’s response level to its highest…Read more...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, China, Associated Press, Outbreak, Wuhan, Pandemics, Carrie Lam, Lunar New Year, Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus


Report: Russia Says Smartphones Sold in the Country Must Have Software that Supports Traditional Russian Values

Months after Russia banned the sale of gadgets that aren’t pre-installed with Russian-made software, government officials in that country have drafted new guidelines on what types of software companies may have to install.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Science, Russia, Software


Jury Orders Apple to Fork Over $85 Million in Royalties for Wi-LAN Suit

A San Diego jury ruled this week that Apple must pay Quarter Hill Inc.’s Wi-LAN a cool $85 million in a patent infringement case that’s been ping-ponging around the courts since 2014, Bloomberg reports.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Bloomberg, San Diego, Lawsuits, Patents, Patent, Patent Wars, Quarter Hill Inc


Sony Bumps the Dates for Uncharted and Masters of the Universe

The saga never ends. With Uncharted recently losing a director and hunting for a new one, it’s being pushed back in the release schedule. Which isn’t surprising. But it’s not the only movie that got bumped. Read more...
Tags: Science, Sony, Sony Pictures, Masters Of The Universe, Tom Holland, Uncharted, Noah Centineo, He Man, Sony Bumps


Scientists race to find out how Wuhan victims became ill

If this outbreak is still caused mainly by animals, it can be controlled. But all-out human transmission could spell disasterScientists are urgently seeking data to resolve one critically important aspect of the coronavirus outbreak that has killed 41 people and infected almost 1,400 since emerging in Wuhan, China.Researchers say they desperately need to find out whether most cases have been caused by repeated spillover of the virus from animals into humans, or whether most cases are now being t...
Tags: Health, Science, China, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Epidemics, Wuhan, Coronavirus outbreak, Wuhan China Researchers


Google Is Going to Charge Cops for Your Data

Google announced that it was going to start charging law enforcement authorities for legal data disclosure requests, such as subpoenas and search warrants, related to its users. The company receives thousands of petitions from authorities every year and has decided to charge to help “offset the costs” associated with…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Privacy, Data, Law Enforcement




Sony Has Decided We Need a New Anaconda Movie

For a while there, in the late ‘90s, it felt like we were all really afraid of snakes. The vanguard of that fear was Anaconda, one of the most-mocked and most-beloved garbage monster movies of the era. Starring Ice Cube, Jennifer Lopez, and Jon Voight, it was a delightful romp through the Amazon. Or, well, it was a…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Anaconda, Sony, Jennifer Lopez, Jon Voight, Columbia Pictures, Evan Daugherty


Coronavirus spread accelerating in China, says Xi Jinping

President warns of ‘grave situation’ as the country spends holiday under travel restriction to stop the virus spreadingFollow the latest developmentsShare your storyChina’s president, Xi Jinping, has called an emergency government meeting, telling officials the country is facing a “grave situation” as the new coronavirus is “accelerating its spread”.More than 50 million people are spending China’s most important holiday under lockdown as the country expands its travel restrictions in an attempt ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus spread accelerating in China, says Xi Jinpin

President warns of ‘grave situation’ as the country spends holiday under travel restriction to stop the virus spreadingFollow the latest developmentsShare your storyChina’s president, Xi Jinping, has called an emergency government meeting, telling officials the country is facing a “grave situation” as the new coronavirus is “accelerating its spread”.More than 50 million people are spending China’s most important holiday under lockdown as the country expands its travel restrictions in an attempt ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus outbreak, Xi Jinpin


This Locked Cabinet Holds the Answer to One of the Biggest Questions in Particle Physics

A 50-foot ring topped with white insulation sits attached to wires, pipes, and other electrical components in a warehouse on Fermilab’s northern Illinois campus. Scientists taking data with this device have the potential to rock the field of particle physics to its core, but they’re missing a crucial number to make…Read more...
Tags: Science, Particle physics, Illinois, Fermilab, Muon G 2, Muons


Race to exploit the world’s seabed set to wreak havoc on marine life

New research warns that ‘blue acceleration’ – a global goldrush to claim the ocean floor – is already impacting on the environment.The scaly-foot snail is one of Earth’s strangest creatures. It lives more than 2,300 metres below the surface of the sea on a trio of deep-sea hydrothermal vents at the bottom of the Indian Ocean. Here it has evolved a remarkable form of protection against the crushing, grim conditions found at these Stygian depths. It grows a shell made of iron.Discovered in 1999, t...
Tags: Science, Environment, US, World news, Earth, Fish, Mining, Pollution, Oceans, Travel and transport, Indian Ocean


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The planet's oldest asteroid crater, Pigalle basketball court's revamp, moon cars, musical archives and more Earth’s Oldest Asteroid Impact is Two Billion Years Old The oldest asteroid collision on the planet, the Yarrabubba impact crater in Western Australia, is a whopping 2.229 billion years old. After analyzing minerals at the crater site, researchers have found the asteroid hit at the end of an era called …
Tags: Auto, Space, Music, Science, Design, Australia, Films, India, Radiohead, Cruise, Paris, Lexus, Moon, Documentaries, Skateboarding, Archaeology


Coronavirus puts 50m people in China under new year lockdown

Chinese authorities expand travel restrictions in attempt to stop virus spreadingFollow the latest developmentsMore than 50 million people are spending China’s most important holiday under lockdown as the country expands its travel restrictions in an attempt to stop the spread of the new coronavirus.Chinese officials confirmed on Saturday, the lunar new year, that the death toll from the viral outbreak had reached 41 and more than 1,200 other people had been affected. Continue reading...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus outbreak


Australian of the year: Dr James Muecke awarded top prize and Ashleigh Barty also honoured

Barty named young Australian of the year, Prof John Newnham the senior Australian of the year and Bernie Shakeshaft the 2020 Local HeroDr James Muecke, an eye surgeon who has dedicated his professional career to preventing blindness among the poorest people in the world, has been recognised as the 2020 Australian of the year.Adelaide-born Muecke, who began his medical career in Kenya, said it was an “enormous … tremendous honour” to be named Australian of the year for 2020: “such an auspicious y...
Tags: Science, Sport, Australia news, Tennis, Australia sport, Adelaide, Kenya, Australia Day, Barty, Ashleigh Barty, James Muecke, John Newnham, Bernie Shakeshaft, Muecke


Screen Time Causing Mental Health Issues Are Overblown

Screen Time Causing Mental Health Issues Are Overblown Turns out that all the hub-bub about technology affecting the mental health of our teenager by increasing anxiety and depression may be quite over-blown.  It turns out that when you look at all the studies and widen the test-pool academic rese...
Tags: Psychology, Ipad, Images, Mobile, Family, Video, Science, Technology, Media, Entertainment, Youtube, Youth, Sem, Phone, Stress, Teenagers


Asfotase alfa in hypophosphatasia in childhood/adolescence: Survival benefit for infants

Asfotase alfa in hypophosphatasia in childhood and adolescence: Survival benefit for infants. More infants survive congenital metabolic disorder under enzyme replacement therapy. Due to lack of data it is unclear whether older children, adolescents and adults also benefit.
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